The power to’s life changing




Recently I was at a quarterly meeting in San Diego to connect with my business coach Joe Stumpf at “By Referral Only”  Real Estate Marketing University.

Joe asked: “Imagine what life could look like—if you removed/delegated even 1 or 2 of your current irritations & tolerations”. “Imagine what life could look like if you focused more on the “amazing” & ”your happy place”. “If you put the work into these changes—the pay off will be for a life time”. So lets “Imagine together…”

Imagine a couple of your work irritations and tolerations gone. What are the things that could be removed or delegated? One of our clients recently imagined not having to cut the lawn, shovel the snow covered driveway, and clean up after a winter storm...ever again. So they bought a townhouse! (one of my tolerations is the accounting end of our business. Fortunate for me, Marlene enjoys numbers and she took that over—and with that time I am able to work on bettering our team’s plans, systems and campaigns—” “In my happy place”)


Health, fitness & energy - Imagine 1 or 2 of your irritations / tolerations gone. (For me (Larry) - my “Happy place” is following a morning and afternoon daily ritual. By not guarding daily rituals—my toleration is low energy) For a friend of ours—their “happy place” is to imagine a regular work-out routine with a work-out partner or trainer.


Imagine family & relationships - What to do some people tolerate in relationships? Manipulation. Being driven by guilt, other’s 

expectations or always saying “yes” - but for the wrong reasons. (Marlene and I guard our hearts - when it comes to manipulation - we want our home to be our kids’, grandkids’ & friends favourite place to come to - This is our “happy 




Joe asked us to “imagine our finances, our wisdom, growth & mental capacity and our spiritual life”. What would happen if we removed or delegated just 1 or 2 of our irritations and tolerations and spent more time in the “amazing” & “our happy place”




“Put the work into these changes - and the pay off will be for a life time…”




Encouraged or Discouraged? 



Have you ever noticed that when you focus on what is not working in your life, that you feel discouraged? 


When things don’t quite work out the way that I had expected them to or hoped that they would, my negative self talk can easily wreck my peace of mind. I have also found that when I focus on what is working in my life I get this feeling of encouragement. 


As an example:: I (Larry) was told by my doctor this past Spring that I was pre-diabetic. “ARE YOU KIDDING? I’m 6 ‘1” and 155 could that be? I thought diabetes was a weight thing for larger or inactive people?!” 


“No, Larry,” my doctor went on to say, “you have been blessed with it geneti- cally. It’s in your DNA. Your Dad has it.”  So ok, here we go. No pasta, no potatoes, no bread and certainly no dessert.  Even minimal fruit. My inner self talk was screaming, “POOR ME!” and this continued at every dinner over the course of the next week or so. (You need  to know that I LOVE  bread, potatoes and spaghetti.) This was not good news to me...AT ALL. 


I have a few people in my life that encouraged me to go for it and make the change. I have made the decision to eat clean and exercise more and over  the past 6 months I can’t deny that I feel healthier and I’ve even gained some muscle and have lost an inch around my waist. Feeling fit and trim! 


Here is the nugget. We all hit bumps on the road, don’t we? We can have blue days (or really bad hair days), but encouragement can help bring us out of these valleys and dips. We just don’t have to live there. 


So...who are your ‘go to’ people who continuously speak encouragement into your life? Be an encourager and you will be encouraged right back. Try it out for yourself. The gift of encouragement.  We all have it. 

Larry...You Did The Same Thing to Us Last Time…

Dear Friends,


Just a quick note to let you know how we could help someone you refer to us.


Recently, my friend from junior high school, Tom and his wife Tracey called me.  It was to consider moving and they were curious what the market was like and what their home would be worth.


We had worked with them three times before.  After we had helped them market their last home, and it sold in 9 days, they bought a nice home in the McMillan area.


Now that they had invested a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and elbow grease fixing up their current home, they wanted to move to a newer home with a basement suite.


We worked on the evaluation, checking out all the homes that had recently sold in their area, as well as the ones that were for sale…and selected a price that Tom and Tracey felt comfortable with.


We input their listing into our Home Marketing System, and had seven showings in nine days.  It was showing #7 where we hit the jackpot!  An out of town Realtor had seen some of our marketing and they fell in love with the property.  In fact, all the properties in Abbotsford looked so “inexpensive.”


I negotiated a couple of counter offers and Tom and Tracey’s place was sold, and within the next few days we had found them the perfect home with a custom-built legal suite.


Just like “The Perfect Storm” this was “The Perfect Move”.  One of Tom’s comments was, "you did the same thing last time to us…we sold in nine days last time and we sold in nine days this time…good job!!!”


Thanks again Tom and Tracey for your loyalty and your referrals…


Larry and Marlene Siebert 

Your Real Estate Consultants ...for life.


P.S. We want to thank you in advance for entrusting those in your sphere of influence to us. Should you have a friend thinking of making a move, maybe upgrading just like Tom and Tracey, then give us a call at 604-859-2341. Our team would love to serve your introductions with a World Class Real Estate Experience.